Success! Picked up the 1TB ST1000VM002 from NCIX. 35 min from unplugging receiver to up and running again. No issues at all. It formatted drive, downloaded guide and was good to go. Thanks guys! NCIX sows 9 in stock in their western warehouse. Told a friends of mine who has a 9242 to just pick one up and put it on the shelf for when his goes. Both mine and his receivers are form 2008, so happy to have gotten 8 years out of the HD.